Charlie Sheen came forward with his HIV-positive status to the world on Nov. 17, but he didn’t come clean to four people: His young children, who have since found out about their father’s virus.
RadarOnline reported that his children Sam, 11; Lola, 10 and Bob and Max, 6, were informed their dad contracted HIV in “a delicate manner” the day of his interview.
However, Charlie, 50, did not have to spill the truth by himself. His ex-wife Denise Richards told their children Lola and Sam while his other ex Brooke Mueller told the twin boys Bob and Max.
“Denise picked the girls up from their school in Malibu and told Lola and Sam their dad’s name was in the media again, which is nothing new for them,” a source told Radar. “Kids will be talking at school and Denise reassured them Charlie isn’t dying. That was the most important thing for them to understand.”
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“Brooke told the kids about it after they returned home from school. Since they are younger, Brooke just kept it very simple. She said Daddy is sick, but if he takes his medication, he will be okay.”
Both Mueller and Richards claimed to have known about Sheen’s HIV-positive status for years, after he confessed to suffering from the virus for four years. Both have also made statements that they are HIV-negative and so are their children.
Sheen said that he told his eldest child, Cassandra Estevez, days before his Today interview. "I told my oldest daughter Cassandra the other night, and I felt bad, it hit her hard," he said. "But she recovered, and she’s tough like her dad."